Monday IPDate March 18, 2024

World IP news: from Brazil and United States

Patent news

Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) released the 2023 ranking of domestic resident invention patent applicants

Recently, INPI released a ranking of the top 50 applicants who submitted the highest number of industrial property applications residing in Brazil between 2022 and 2023. Petrobras, the Brazilian national oil company, holds the top spot in invention patent applications with 125 applications.

Patent news

USPTO has expandedsuccessful pilot program helping first-time patent filers

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced the extension of the First-Time Filer Expedited Examination Pilot Program. This pilot program permits patent applications from eligible first-time filers to be advanced out-of-turn for examination and reviewed earlier.